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Christmas just wouldn't be Christmas without bread sauce and brussels sprouts. Here is our definitive collection of classic Christmas sauce and side dish recipes to help you prepare the ultimate festive feast.
Bread sauce recipes
A delicious side dish to accompany your roast.
Bread sauce is a delicious addition to a poultry roast or Christmas lunch and can be frozen in advance. Try making with half brown breadcrumbs for a nutty taste.
This classic bread sauce is the perfect accompaniment to turkey or chicken.
Simple, creamy and a must with turkey, this bread sauce recipe will complete your roast dinner.
Give your Christmas meal a lift with this luxury bread sauce.
No roast is complete without this delicious side dish.
Every roast needs a tasty serving of this classic sauce.
Cranberry sauce recipes
A turkey roast isn't complete with cranberry sauce, and home-made is infinitely better. For ease, this recipe can be prepared ahead and frozen.
This fabulous side dish is the perfect accompaniment to your roast.
It just wouldn't be Christmas without cranberry sauce and they don't get much better than this one.
The aromatic rosemary leaves and ruby port give layers of flavour to this traditional accompaniment to a Christmas feast.
Add some orange and thyme to this recipe to give your cranberry sauce an extra something special for Christmas dinner.
This classic cranberry sauce recipe is so easy you'll wonder why you ever used shop-bought.
This cranberry sauce has a real kick to it - an exciting accompaniment to your Christmas spread.
This side dish is the perfect partner to a roast dinner.
Brussels sprout recipes
Our meaty tribute to traditional sprouts pays homage to Scotland, which is why this recipe is part of our Scottish menu.
A creamy sprouts recipe to accompany your roast.
Convert a sprout-hater with this quick recipe.
The days of soggy sprouts are now far behind us. Banish them from your memory for ever with this simple recipe.
This simple recipe by Nigel Slater is the perfect combination of brussels sprouts, almonds and streaky bacon.
The salty, crisp bacon works well with the green vegetables, adding another dimension to a bowl of humble sprouts.
Crunchy lemony crumbs add flavour to a traditional sprout recipe. This dish can be frozen ahead.
Ring the changes with this brussels sprout and chestnut side dish.
Don't let your brussels be boring this Christmas - try this variation on an Italian recipe.
Sprout tops come with lots of stalk, so you need to buy quite a few to give you enough to feed a crowd.
These easy roasted parsnips make a great side dish to accompany a roast.
A healthy but subtly delicious side dish to accompany your roast dinner.
These fantastic vegetables are combined to make a tasty roasted favourite.
Try this veggie-friendly dish of roast roots of squash and carrots with your roast dinner.
Have a go at this deliciously different parsnip recipe.
These sweet glazed vegetables are a notable accompaniment to a Christmas lunch. Even better, they can be frozen in advance.
A sticky, sweet and sour roast vegetable dish with the added taste and crunch of hazelnuts.
Make this glazed carrot recipe with butter, sugar and parsley to serve with your roast.
Jazz up your carrots with chilli and thyme in this simple to prepare dish.
Turnips and carrots roast brilliantly and go so well with beef.
Go back to your roots this Christmas with these roast parsnips and carrots.
MasterChef winner Dhruv Baker has created a showstopper menu for delicious. This side dish uses sweet, succulent chantenay carrots.
These sweet carrots are lightly scented with heather, and are one of the Caledonian-inspired dishes on our Scottish menu.
Red cabbage recipes
Red cabbage is a classic winter vegetable and here it is transformed into a delicious spicy side dish.
This stir-fried red cabbage recipe has the added benefit of succulent pears and fragrant juniper.
This cabbage dish can be made up to two days ahead. Simply cover and chill until needed. Try it with Roast goose and Hasselback potatoes.
This red cabbage recipe is a great alternative to sprouts for Christmas dinner.
These sausages are best served at Christmas lunch with the stuffing-filled roasted red onions. Can be frozen.
This side dish will go perfectly with a roast chicken.
Use the leftover sausagement stuffing from Christmas Day for these moreish sausage balls.
Re-invent Christmas stuffing with this easy Italian recipe.
This recipe for stuffed red onions may sound fiddly, but it’s actually very simple.
This stuffing by Lucinda Bruce-Gardyne is ideal for those with an allergy or food intolerance.
This written-for-children recipe for stuffing makes enough to stuff a 1.4kg chicken.
This herby, meaty, nutty stuffing is about as divine as stuffing gets.
This gravy goes beautifully with lamb and beef and makes a pleasant change from traditional gravy.
A gorgeous chicken-infused light gravy that’s perfectly suited to poultry.
This easy recipe for turkey gravy shows you how to make a proper top-notch gravy.
An easy beef gravy for Sunday lunch
Get-ahead at Christmas and make this gravy in advance to avoid added stress on Christmas Day.
This Scottish-inspired whisky gravy is an ideal match for our haggis-stuffed turkey. See our Scottish menu.
This is a stunning accompaniment to roast turkey, and a good alternative to bread sauce for Christmas Day.
Beef without horseradish sauce is like a car without wheels. Make your own for a roast that's really special.
Cumberland sauce with cranberries is a tasty companion for any meat, cold or hot.
You can't have glazed ham without Cumberland sauce, so here's our definitive recipe.
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